"Knight spoke about the Cherokee Nation’s relationship with Apple, one that not a lot of people know about: ‘For the Cherokee Nation, it was the return of our language to modern technology and renewed hope that our language will not only survive, but thrive. After Sequoyah’s invention of the syllabary in 1821, the Nation acquired a press and began publication of the Cherokee Phoenix in the Cherokee language in 1828, placing the Cherokee language on the cutting edge of technology of the time. Apple’s partnership with the Nation returned our language to the cutting edge of technology once again, which was a historic turning point in saving our language. After Apple debuted Cherokee language on the iPhone, other companies became interested and we now have partnerships with Google, Microsoft and Facebook to advance the Cherokee language. This would not have occurred without the leadership of Apple.’"
#Indian Country Today